Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Jacques Rupnik – An East-West Divide on Europe’s Migrant Crisis: Responses and Narratives

Thursday, April 28, 2016

2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Joukowsky Forum

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Europe is facing today an internal crisis combined with an external crisis: the simultaneous implosion of its neighborhoods, East and South. The migrations wave of unprecedented scale revealed different perceptions, responses and divides within the EU. It also prompted a debate about its implications for security (after Paris and Brussels) and the capacity of European societies to integrate migrants of non-european background. Beyond the humanitarian response the migration wave has become a catalyst for the re-definition of the European project.

Professor Jacques Rupnik, Centre de Recherches Internationale (CERI) at Sciences Po, France & Center for European Studies, Harvard University.

Hosted by the Association of Central and Eastern European Students, Brown University and co-sponsored by the Department of Slavic Studies, Middle East Studies, the Department of Anthropology, and the Cogut Center for the Humanities.